It’s time again. Iditarod 2012 starts today (March 3rd local time) in Anchorage, Alaska.
The Iditarod is run every year, between the towns of Nome and Anchorage in Alaska. The route switches each year, between the Northern route of Anchorage to Nome, and the Southern route of Nome to Anchorage. The Northern and Southern routes differ in which towns they go through, so as not to disrupt the same towns year after year.
The Northern route retraces the route taken by the dogs during the original Serum run in 1925. For more info check out the history here.
This year is the 40th Iditarod. Many former champions have returned for the anniversary, as well as many past champions from other distance races such as the Yukon Quest, Beargrease and Kusko 300.
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